Permit Center Draft 2021


Welcome to the City of Tukwila Permit Center!

Please select from the following menu.


How to Apply + Permit Fees

To apply for a permit, please click on one of the following links for application submittal and user logon information.

For additional aid please contact the Permit Center @ 206-431-3670 between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm and a Permit Technician will help you through the process.


(Building, Public Works, Fire, Sign, Rental Housing, Special Events)


(Short plats, subdivisions, shoreline, critical areas, design review, SEPA, etc.)


You will be contacted by email for payment after your application is determined to be complete.


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Construction Permit Checklists – Building

Building Permit Checklists

Building Permit Tips and Informational Docs

Effective February 1, 2021, all submittal documents shall be designed to the 2018 State Building Codes as follows:

  • 2018 International Building Code with statewide amendments
  • ICC/ANSI A117.1-09, Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, with statewide amendments
  • 2018 International Residential Code with statewide amendments
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code with statewide amendments
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code with statewide amendments (part of the International Mechanical Code (IMC) adoption)
  • 2017 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code (NFPA 58)
  • 2018 National Fuel Gas Code (NFPA 54) (for LP Gas installation only)
  • 2020 National Electrical Code with statewide amendments
  • 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code with statewide amendments, including Appendices A, B and I
  • 2018 Washington State Energy Code
  • 2018 International Existing Building Code with statewide amendments found in the IBC
  • 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code

Related Building Code information is available on the International Code Council web site and the Washington State Building Code Council web site.

Construction Permit Checklists – Fire

Fire Permit Checklists

Effective February 1st, 2021, the updated Fire Protection codes and updated Fire Fee Schedule will be in effect. For more information, please go to the Tukwila Fire Marshal’s Office’s website via the following link: FIRE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Construction Permit Checklists – Public Works

Land Use Permit Checklists

Design Review Checklists

Land Use Checklists

Short Plat / Subdivision Checklists

Shoreline Permits

Sign and Wireless Checklists

Special Permission Checklists

Tree and Landscaping Checklists

Variance and Verification Checklists

Handouts, Manuals, and Templates



Questions: Property and Zoning

  • Tukwila iMap
    • What are critical areas?
    • What are shoreline jurisdictions?
  • Zoning Districts and Development Standards
  • Land Uses Allowed by District
  • Does my project need design review?
  • Parking Requirements – Tukwila Urban Center
  • Parking Requirements – All Other Districts
  • How many trees can I remove?